3 Reasons You Should Work at OKFB Insurance

When it comes to choosing a workplace, finding a company that aligns with your values is essential. In this blog, we will explore three reasons why you should consider an OKFB Insurance Career.

We’re rooted in community

We take immense pride in serving the communities where our employees live and work. As a local company, we understand the importance of giving back. That’s why we actively participate in various organizations such as OYE, FFA, and 4-H. One notable initiative is the Farming and Ranching Foundation, which serves as OKFB’s philanthropic arm. Through partnerships like Beef For Backpacks and Pork for Packs, OKFB donates cattle and hogs, producing beef and pork sticks for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. These donations directly benefit more than 550 Oklahoma schools, providing nourishment to over 29,000 hungry children each week. By working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of those in need, contributing to the well-being of your community.

Made of and made for Oklahomans

Our commitment to providing insurance tailored specifically to Oklahomans sets us apart from other providers. Having an OKFB Insurance career means becoming part of a team dedicated to protecting the interests of our fellow friends, family, neighbors and Oklahomans. We also offer competitive pay, flexible working hours, on-the-job training and accelerated job growth opportunities!

Exciting agent incentives

OKFB Insurance recognizes the hard work and dedication of its insurance agents. To reward their efforts, Farm Bureau Financial Services provides opportunities to qualify for cash bonuses and incentive travel destinations. From Mexico to Scotland, this incentive offers a range of travel options as a token of appreciation for our top-performing agents. These travel incentives not only provide a well-deserved break but also create memorable experiences that foster camaraderie and professional growth.

Choosing the right workplace is crucial for a fulfilling career. An OKFB Insurance career has a compelling package that aligns with your values, aspirations and growth ambitions. With a strong commitment to community engagement, and a focus on providing insurance made for Oklahomans and exciting incentive travel opportunities, we offer an enticing opportunities to be part of a company that makes a difference. If you are seeking a rewarding career that combines purpose, growth and a supportive work environment, OKFB Insurance may be the perfect fit for you!

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5 Reasons Why You Should Trust OKFB Insurance With Your Coverage Needs

Searching for insurance coverage but not sure where to turn? With so many options out there, it can be difficult to know which provider to trust with your coverage needs. That’s where OKFB Insurance steps in. Here are 5 reasons why you should trust OKFB with your insurance needs:

1. Our commitment to service

We stake our reputation on providing excellent service to policyholders statewide. As an Oklahoma-based company that serves its neighbors and community members, we take pride in offering dependable products and dedicated customer service. This means you can count on us to be there for you when you need us most and to work hard to ensure your satisfaction with our services.

2. We know Oklahomans best

With offices in all 77 Oklahoma counties, an OKFB agent is always close by and ready to provide customizable and dependable insurance service to you. When you work with OKFB, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that you’re working with a local provider who is familiar with the unique needs and challenges of your area.

3. We’re in your communities

We take pride in serving the communities where you work and live. We’re committed to giving back to these communities and are proud of the many OKFB agents who serve on community school boards, as well as participate in organizations like the United Way and the Wounded Warrior Project. This commitment to community means that when you work with OKFB, you’re also supporting a company that is invested in the well-being of your community.

4. Our customizable coverage fits your personal needs

We understand that everyone’s insurance needs are unique. That’s why we offer customizable coverage options that allow you to tailor your policy to your specific needs. Whether you need auto insurance, homeowners insurance or coverage for your farm or ranch, OKFB has you covered.

5. Our trusted reputation

OKFB Insurance has earned a trusted reputation among policyholders throughout Oklahoma. With a history of providing dependable insurance products and excellent customer service, you can trust OKFB to be there for you when you need them most. When you choose OKFB, you’re choosing a provider that has earned the trust and respect of its customers. Don’t just take our word for it, though. Hear from some of our policyholders, too!

With a commitment to excellent service, a local presence, community involvement, customizable coverage options and a trusted reputation, OKFB has everything you need to feel confident in your insurance coverage. Contact an OKFB agent today to learn more about how we can help you meet your insurance needs.

We’re Here to Help

Whether you’re a long-time policyholder or just starting to look for insurance options, we have team members who can help. If you have questions or concerns that you want to discuss, connect with your local OKFB agent today. If you have any insurance-specific questions, we would love to help you find the coverage that best meets your homeautocommercial and life insurance needs.

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OKFB Policyholder Recognized with Medal of Honor

OKFB Insurance learned of longtime policyholder Dwight Birdwell’s story from his insurance agent, Rick Roberts. We share his story in honor of his service and in memory of countless other service men and women who sacrificed their lives and safety to create a better world.

On January 31, 1968, Dwight Birdwell found himself fixed upon a disabled tank. There was enemy fire coming from seemingly all sides outside Tan Son Nhut, an air base outside of Saigon, South Vietnam. This was a far cry from the hay fields of Bell, Oklahoma where Dwight had spent his childhood learning to farm from his father and honoring his Cherokee heritage and culture. On July 5, 2022, Dwight received the Medal of Honor for his bravery and heroic efforts during his service in Korea and Vietnam.

Dwight enlisted in the army in 1966 after graduating high school. Shortly thereafter, he was sent to Korea after attending training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Eventually, Dwight found himself as a member of the 4th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Division, popularly known as Three-Quarter Horse.

On that fateful day in January, they ordered Dwight’s Troop C to help secure the Tan Son Nhut Air Base from enemy troops. After the lead tank had taken intense fire and become inoperable, Dwight quickly moved into action. He used what defense systems were left on the tank and to protect his fellow soldiers from the barrage of bullets, rockets and grenade fire. After his tank commander was shot, Dwight helped move him to safety. He began to fire the .50-caliber machine gun while also using the 90mm main gun to push enemy forces back. Dwight attributes some of his reaction to his childhood experiences.

“Growing up on a farm you learn to adapt to situations quickly,” said Dwight. “That—and I’ll make no bone about it—I owe the credit to God.”

After exhausting the 90mm gun and machine gun, Dwight moved to a wounded helicopter nearby. He was still firing his M-16 rifle in an effort to collect two M60 machine guns and ammunition that were aboard the helicopter. Afterward, he helped other wounded soldiers and remounted the tank with one of his M60s. He continued to fire back on the enemy. Despite sustaining many injuries to his neck, chest and arms, Dwight refused medical attention so he and his fellow soldiers could continue their defense.

The soldiers secured the air base after the events of that day. They honored Dwight with a Silver Star for his efforts. He would go on to earn two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service during his time in Vietnam. He would also earn a second Silver Star for his bravery in rescuing more Americans who became stranded in a battle zone during a conflict on July 4, 1968.

Although many years have passed since his time in Korea and Vietnam, Dwight still vividly remembers the rice fields and the people who farmed them.

“During my time in Vietnam, I developed an immense respect for the local farming community,” said Dwight. “The people were trying to provide for their families and villages and being an Oklahoma farm kid, I could relate.”

After returning stateside in 1968, Dwight married and started a family. He earned his law degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1976 and has enjoyed a fascinating career. His career led him to serve on the Judicial Appeal Tribunal (Supreme Court) of the Cherokee Nation.

After a decades-long campaign by Vietnam Army General Glenn Otis to have Dwight’s Silver Star upgraded, Dwight received the Medal of Honor from President Joe Biden in the summer of 2022. Dwight Birdwell is the 33rd Native American to earn the Medal of Honor.

At OKFB, we are proud to know and help such an extraordinary individual and applaud his service to our country. Congratulations, Dwight!


Three Things We’re Thankful For This Year

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s a time for us to gather with friends, family and loved ones and reflect on the good things in our lives. While the last few years have dealt more than their fair share of twists, turns and unexpected challenges, we still have a lot to be thankful for. At OKFB Insurance, thankfulness is a constant state of being. We are thankful to have the privilege of serving Oklahomans, our neighbors, when they need it most. Here are just a couple of things we’re reflecting on as we enter the holiday season.

The Strength of Community

With OKFB Insurance agents in all 77 counties of Oklahoma, we get the unique opportunity to get to know a whole lot of Oklahomans. From farmers and ranchers to local business owners to individuals working to build a good life for their families, the people we get to meet and help along the way show just how lucky we are to be Oklahomans. Despite the challenges of life, we constantly see neighbors helping neighbors and communities stepping up to the plate to help us all grow together.

The Resilience of Oklahomans

A fact of life working in the insurance field is that we’re often called in when life’s dealt someone a bad hand. Sometimes we’re stepping in to help local businesses recover after a fire, damage or theft. Other times, we’re there to help families stay afloat after losing a loved one. Our team is also there for the day-to-day issues that can hold up your life, like when you find yourself out of gas or with a flat tire and in need of Roadside Rescue. Time and time again, no matter the issue, we are there for our policyholders and get to witness people pulling themselves up by their bootstraps and confronting life’s challenges.

The Tireless Work of Agents

We are also thankful for the service our agents and adjusters provide in tandem to take care of our policyholders. Recently, one of our dedicated OKFB Insurance adjusters came forward to share a story about agent Brian Kelly going above the call of duty for his insureds. We wanted to share adjuster Todd DeSmet’s account below.

At 4 a.m. on Oct. 19th, Brian received a call from an insured whose home was on fire. The insured was not only surprised that his agent answered his early morning call, but also sprang into action. Brian made sure the insured was safely outside of the house and then made preparations to go to the policyholder’s home to check on them.

“I want to commend agent Brian Kelly for making an already great company better,” said adjuster Todd DeSmet. “Not only did he physically meet our insured in their time of need, but he brought changes of clothing for the policyholder and his wife.”

Todd emphasizes that we have a lot of unsung heroes at OKFB Insurance and he was just proud to witness one in action. “When you have an opportunity to give someone an atta boy, you take it,” said Todd. “It encourages others around them to keep doing what they’re doing and go the extra mile. That’s definitely what Brian did.” Our agents’ tireless drive to serve Oklahoma’s businesses and families is clear and we’re so thankful to have team members with this kind of commitment.

We’re Here to Help

Whether you’re a long-time policyholder or just starting to look for insurance options, we have team members who can help. If you have questions or concerns that you want to discuss, then connect with your local OKFB agent today. If you’re an existing policyholder who knows of an OKFB Insurance agent or employee that you feel is deserving of recognition for going the extra mile, we’d love to hear about it! Click here to share your story.

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